Turkey—Determination of Industrial Emissions Strategy of Turkey in Accordance with Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

Client: European Union

Duration: 2020-2023

Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Country: Turkey

Solutions: Environment

Turkey’s economic and social development performance since 2000 has been impressive, leading to increased employment and incomes and making it one of the largest middle-income countries. Turkey’s economy is mainly dominated by industry and services sectors, while the agriculture sector is less prevailing. The automotive, petrochemical, and electronics industries have risen in importance and surpassed the traditional textiles and clothing sectors within Turkey’s export mix.

On the other hand, Turkey’s economic growth has been accompanied by a significant rise in pollutants, energy use, water consumption, and waste accumulation. The country’s economic growth has also changed consumption and production patterns, caused environmental degradation and increased inequalities, which has been exacerbated by the increasing population and urbanisation levels. Reflecting rapid sectoral growth in energy, industry, transport, and tourism, industrial pollution problems represent one of the leading environmental issues in Turkey.

Given that Turkey has a growing interest to control and prevent industrial pollution, which has profound economic and social implications in the country, this project plays a significant role in ensuring effective industrial pollution control. This project supports Turkey in its efforts to establish industrial pollution prevention and control approaches, according to the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), as well as to build institutional and technical capacity while raising awareness concerning air pollution issues.

Istanbul_stock(15896336632).jpgIstanbul cityscape. Photo courtesy of Karsten Wentink from Leiden, The Netherlands / CC BY-SA.

Sample Activities

  • Protect human health and environment by integrated management of industrial pollution through the implementation of the IED.
  • Increase the technical and institutional capacity of the competent authorities for effective implementation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approach in Turkey in line with the EU IED.
  • Develop technical capacity and substructure for the implementation of IPPC approach.
  • Develop institutional capacity and increased awareness.


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